Choosing the name for my blog was easy. It simply reflected a stage in my life I had arrived at. A place I was content to be and a chance to do many exciting and challenging things I had not had the time nor inclination to do earlier as I was a busy mother and carer.
However, I know that not all mothers come to this stage easily. Just the other day I read a story that upset me a lot. It concerned a lady who was suffering from Empty Nester Syndrome. The impact of this problem on herself and her husband was and is profound and it made me realise that I needed to make some reference to this problem on my blog.
If you (or someone you know) is showing the more obvious signs of this insidious problem, then take the steps to get qualified help as soon as possible. There is no stigma in admitting you have this problem. Every mother misses their children when they leave home, but for some it simply affects them differently.
Help is all around and two great places to start are you own doctor or simply jump on the internet and search for local support nearby.
If anyone wants to post a note about this profound subject I’d certainly like to hear from you anytime.